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Hey everyone!

So here is my cover for Book Two in THE MUSE CHRONICLES - HURRY UP, WE'RE DREAMING. This is the sequel to WE OWN THE SKY. Isn't it beautiful?

The cover was designed by Caroline Teagle Johnson who also designed the cover for WE OWN THE SKY. 

I don't want to spoil WE OWN THE SKY for those of you who haven't read it yet but I will tell you that I am super proud of HURRY UP, WE'RE DREAMING. 

The e-book will be released on 11.30.17!

The paperback and signed paperback will be available shortly after. I will keep you posted. (Both of these are available for pre-order as well as the two-book bundle. For more information, see the books page.)

The WE OWN THE SKY e-book is also on sale right now for $0.99! So get a copy so you can read up before book two comes out!

Check out the cover reveal video I posted on my YouTube channel this morning.

So what do you think?

Music in WE OWN THE SKY 

WE OWN THE SKY is in many ways a love letter to many of the songs that have inspired me. I have a tattoo on my leg of Morrissey, and underneath is the quote from The Smiths song "Rubber Ring" that says "Don't forget the songs that made you cry and the songs that saved your life." The songs mentioned in WE OWN THE SKY are songs that saved Sylvia's life. Some of them are autobiographical to me (pretty much any of the M83 songs mentioned), and some of them are songs that she loves more than I do. 

It may seem weird to the normal reader that these songs are mentioned so much in WE OWN THE SKY. It may even get annoying by the end. "Okay, we get it! You love M83!" But the person who stays up until 3 in the morning when they are 17 listening to the same Radiohead song on repeat for hours will understand. The people who have goosebump moments to their favorite songs will get it. The people who get excited and yell when that obscure band they love comes on over the speakers at the coffee shop will get it. And to us--the music lovers--you can't play your favorite songs too many times. There are never too many mentions of the songs that saved our lives. 

The entire MUSE CHRONICLES series is a love letter to music--the way songs inspire us, uplift us, move us, save us. And let's be honest, the majority of things I have written have been love letters to music. And I'm okay with that. Because as writers, we have to write what we know. What we love. Who we are. 

I made playlists on three different platforms for WE OWN THE SKY, and I wanted to share that playlist with you today.

The WE OWN THE SKY playlist:

1. "We Own the Sky" - M83 
2. "Angel, Angel Down We Go Together" - Morrissey 
3. "The Golden Age" - Beck 
4. "Breathe (In the Air)" - Pink Floyd 
5. "Young Guns" - Moonlight Bride 
6. "Everybody Talks" - Neon Trees 
7. "Lonely Boy" - The Black Keys 
8. "Mojo Pin" - Jeff Buckley 
9. "Love in the Dark" - Moonlight Bride 
10. "Tonight, Tonight" - Smashing Pumpkins 
11. "The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66-: Entr'acte" - Tchaikovsky 
12. "Sing for Absolution" - Muse 
13. "Karma Police" - Radiohead 
14. "Wait" - M83 
15. "Violet" - Hole 
16. "Blackout" - Muse 
17. "Seasons of Love" - The cast of RENT 
18. "Somebody that I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)" - Gotye 
19. "Untitled 4" - Sigur Ros

Listen on Spotify

Listen on YouTube

Listen on Amazon Music

Release day! WE OWN THE SKY is now available! 

Today is the day! My debut YA urban fantasy, WE OWN THE SKY, is available! The e-book is on sale for just $0.99 on Amazon until 8/23! After that, it goes up to $2.99.

Order the e-book here.

The book is also available in paperback. It's just $10.00 on my website and $10.99 on Amazon. (Note: The paperback version hasn't shown up yet on Amazon as of today, 8/15/17, but the paperback is available here on the website.)

Be one of the first 50 people to order the paperback from my website and get a signed copy, a promotional bookmark, and a promotional button!

Order the paperback here.

Book description:

What could you create if you fell in love with a Muse? 

16-year-old musician, Sylvia Baker, has always been different. She's the only one who can see the "flickering people." When she sees a gorgeous flickering man named Vincent, she learns that they are Muses. 

With his help, she finds herself creating exquisite songs that she loves almost as much as songs by her favorite bands--Radiohead, M83, and The Black Keys--and she is falling in love in a way she never knew was possible. While trying to maintain her newfound friendships and her band, she falls deeper into the world of the Muses. 

When the original Greek Muses wake to find a world in which the internet has given everyone the tools to be an artist, a battle between traditional and new methods of creation ensues. As Sylvia discovers how she is connected to the world of the Muses, she learns that this war may put her music, her love, her very life at stake.


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Thank you SO MUCH everyone for all of your support! It means so much to me. I am so excited to finally share this book with you all.


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WE OWN THE SKY available for pre-order 

WE OWN THE SKY is now available for pre-order!

You can pre-order the e-book on Amazon. It's currently $0.99 as it will be for the first week! (On 8/23, it will go up to $2.99 so order now!)

Order the e-book here

You can also pre-order the paperback here on my site! It's only $10 here. (It will be $10.99 on Amazon.) The first 50 people to order a copy will get a signed copy, a bookmark, and a button! 

Order the paperback here

WE OWN THE SKY will be released on August 15, 2017.

WE OWN THE SKY cover reveal! 

Check out my cover to WE OWN THE SKY! It was designed by Caroline Teagle, and I love it.

A bit about the book: 

WE OWN THE SKY is a young adult urban fantasy that tells the story of 16-year-old musician, Sylvia Baker, who has always been able to see Muses--mysterious beings who give artists inspiration--though they seem to be invisible to everyone else. After a near suicide attempt, Sylvia manages to climb out of the darkness of her mind by exploring her own musical abilities with the help of Travis, inspirational guitarist and classmate, and Vincent, the alluring British Muse who becomes Sylvia’s obsession. As she travels further into the world of these immortal beings that influence art, she finds herself in the middle of an epic battle between the modern Earthly Muses and the Original Greek Muses—some of which want her life.   

Set in suburban Atlanta in present day, Sylvia’s story is a journey of self-discovery told through the lens of a teenage girl finding herself through music and love. This novel includes thought-provoking themes such as the purpose of art, the negative effects of alcohol and drugs, and crippling depression all while remaining true to the teenage experience with tales of love triangles, high school chorus concerts, and anxiety over driving.

WE OWN THE SKY is book one in THE MUSE CHRONICLES, and it releases on August 15, 2017.

What do y'all think of the cover?